Q: 51 (IAS/2000)

The following news item appeared in a National daily dated 1-12-1999: “...Parliament today rejected a Bill to grant women the right to vote and stand for office in parliamentary elections, by a margin of 32 to 30. The National Assembly was split between liberal, pro-government and Shiite Muslim deputies who were in favour of women’s rights, while the opposition camp grouped Sunni Muslim fundamentalists and tribal MPs. A total of 64 MPs and Ministers were present, of whom two abstained.” The Parliament referred to in this quotation is that of
question_subject: 
Current Affairs
question_year: 
2000
question_exam: 
IAS
question_sub_subject: 
Current Affairs -International
question_topic: 
Current Affairs -International
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